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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Reps summon Adeosun, AGF over N17bn office gear contract

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Procurement on Thursday summoned the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, over affirmed installment of N17 billion for acquisition of office hardware. 

It likewise summoned the Auditor-General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, and previous Accountant-General of the Federation, Jonah Otunla, over a similar exchange. The three top authorities are to show up before the advisory group individuals next Tuesday. 

Their welcome was spin-off of their inability to show up at people in general hearing on the charge composed by the board of trustees on Thursday. 

Adeosun had sent the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Isa Dutse, to speak to her however the legislators declined to acknowledge any reason for her nonattendance at the investigative hearing. 

Before issuing the summons, the Chairman of the board of trustees, Oluwole Oke, said the three authorities had abused the arrangements of Section 15 of the Public Procurement Act 2007 as it related to the part of obtainment elements. 

He told the Permanent Secretary that the Minister must give archives that incorporate the president's endorsement for the agreement understanding marked with the contractual workers and record of installment of the agreement by the Ministry. 

He said the summons wound up noticeably fundamental in light of the fact that there was a record from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation demonstrating that they had paid N17 billion on the agreement. 

Oke included that open acquisition control was the best way to check defilement in the nation. 

Mrs. Adeosun couldn't be quickly come to on Thursday for remarks.

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